At Diverse Cymru our aims, ideals and services are all based around empowering and uplifting the voices of people facing inequality across Wales.
Have your say and help us keep our work true to this principle and true to the needs of our service users. Join us in influencing organisations to do better, and work harder to tackle inequality in Wales.
Get Involved – Consultations
1. Find below the links to both the English and Welsh versions of the 2019 general election accessibility survey –
The purpose of this survey is to get as much feedback on people’s experience of registering to vote and voting as possible. The survey is estimated to take around 10 minutes and will be open until Friday 17 January.
The survey does not ask for identifying information so all responses will be confidential but the feedback, including quotes, will be used to inform post-election reporting and wider work on increasing the accessibility of elections.
2. Public Consultation on Strategic Equality Objectives 2020 – 2024:The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires listed bodies to review their equality objectives at least every four years.
Organisations are asked to publish their revised objectives and the steps (the actions) they will take to meet them, and the deadline to publish them is the 1st April 2020.
We are holding engagement events about these Equality Objectives.
These events are your chance to tell them what actions they should take to achieve their Equality Objectives.
To find out more, and to sign up, click here…
Get involved – Engagement Events
1. Let’s Talk Community Group events –
C3SC’s will be holding “Let’s Talk Community Group” events across Cardiff bringing local groups and organisations together to build relationships, gain knowledge and share ideas in order to promote health and wellbeing opportunities across communities in Cardiff.
Find your local event in the link below! Book onto your local event here!
To find out more email: email@example.com or phone C3SC on 029 2048 5722
2. Booking Now Open! Adult Social Services Strategy Engagement event – 16 January 2020
Cardiff Council is developing a new Adult Social Services Strategy and they want to co-produce it with people who live across Cardiff who use or may need to use services in the future. They have asked Cardiff Third Sector Council to arrange an initial meeting to discuss what should be included in the new strategy. There will be opportunities following the event to provide additional information and feedback based on what you tell them on the 16 January 2020.
The event will be taking place on Thursday, 16 January 2020.
Registration will be open from 9.30am with the event starting at 10am and finishing by 2pm. The event will be taking place at Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2LN.
Food and refreshments will be provided on the day. If you have any allergies, food intolerances or access requirements please can you include these on your booking form. Please note that the event is primarily for service users and carers, and that pre-booking is essential to secure your place. To book, please visit Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adult-social-services-service-users-carers-engagement-event-tickets-86797095449?aff=ebdssbdestsearch).
If you require more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The impact of Brexit on BME communities in Wales event –
The Ethnic Youth Support Team, Race Council Cymru, Show Racism the Red Card and the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit are hosting a free event, open to organisations and community members on 16 January from 12:00 to 16:00 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay to explore the impact that Brexit is having on BME communities in Wales. We are also pleased that we will be joined by Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister, and Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip. A light lunch will be provided. Panel and agenda to follow soon.
Please click here to register.
Other engagement opportunities
1. Supporting Parents & Siblings with Children with Mental Health Issues Grant 2019
The Disability Futures Programme Board have allocated funding for new and innovative third sector community activities and pilot support services for parents or siblings of children with mental health issues in Cardiff and the Vale. The Grant is administered by C3SC. Find out more here!
Diverse Cymru are looking for people’s experiences and stories to help support our work to improve services, policy and practice throughout Wales. If you have a story to tell, whether you’ve had a good or a bad experience or if you think something could have been done better, let us know about it. As we collect these stories, which can be anonymised if you would like, we can use them to let services like those below know how they can improve and be more responsive to the needs of people, particularly across the protected characteristics.
- Mental Health Services
- Social Care
- Welfare and Benefits
- Social Exclusion
- Equality and Human Rights
- Hate Crime and Community Safety
You can send us your experiences:
Through our online form:
By email: Shelagh.Maher@diverse.cymru
Or by post:
Have Your Say
307-315 Cowbridge Road East
Join the Equality and Human Rights Network
This network – run in partnership with Race Equality First and Diverse Cymru – is open to any third sector organisation working in Cardiff on any area of Equality and Human Rights.
We welcome new members.
Members can feed in views of people from disadvantaged communities and people facing discrimination in all areas of Cardiff.
The network discusses important Equality and Human Rights issues to change legislation, policy and practice together and make a difference to people’s lives.
We meet quarterly. Meetings include opportunities to:
- Feed in stories, experiences and views from your service users and citizens on equality and human rights issues
- Work together to jointly respond to key consultations and other opportunities to influence
- Plan and run awareness raising campaigns and other work together
- Take joint action to tackle inequalities
- Share information on your events, campaigns, projects and work with other organisations
Between meetings we share these stories, information and joint work by email.
To join the network email Thoria at email@example.com or call (029) 2048 5722.
Please let other community groups or organisations you work with know about the network.
Diverse Cymru engages with both Local and National Government and the public sector on the issues that are most important in promoting equality across Wales, particularly where these issues effect people who would fall under one or more of the protected characteristics, by developing policy positions and offering practical recommendations.
Part of this process involves responding strategically to Welsh Government consultations that will have the biggest impact on people affected by inequality across the nation. Unfortunately, and although we share the details of these current consultations with our supporters, there are often too many being undertaken simultaneously for us to be able to provide a comprehensive response in every case. If you have an interest in giving your views on consultations around:
- Mental Health services
- Social care
- Welfare and benefits
- Social exclusion
- Hate crime and community safety
Please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post:
Have Your Say
307-315 Cowbridge Road East
If you would like to get more involved you can help us respond to consultations, gather other people’s views and research reports and available evidence by applying to be a volunteer with the Policy and Public Affairs Team.
Diverse Cymru briefing papers on issues and solutions with recommendations based on engagement with diverse communities. Read our responses to consultations, inquiries and other calls for evidence.
Diverse Cymru gathered the views of diverse communities in Cardiff about Communities First and ways forward to tackle poverty.
You can read the rest of our consultation responses on our Media Page.